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Every cloud has a silver lining
LIVELIHOOD

Every cloud has a silver lining

With a small piece of land that did not produce enough to feed the family of seven, Tapaswini Majhi and her husband, Rohit Manjhi, were forced to work as a daily wage laborers in one of the most socially and economically backward districts of Odisha. For them, life was dependent on the daily wage that they would get to sustain the family. The hardships compelled the c... Read More

Inspiring community leadership
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Inspiring community leadership

Former teacher, Sudha Manirathanam chose to leave her plush job to make a difference in her Nattarmangalam panchayat in Kattumanarkoil block. She has worked for her village as a ‘model panchayat’ when it comes to women’s rights and the survival of daughters. Under her guidance, her village won many awards. A member from the Nattarmangalam panchayat says “It i... Read More

Sharing hope happiness
COVID - 19 Response

Sharing hope happiness

The COVID – 19 pandemic has had a massive impact not only on the physical and psychological health of people but also on the economic and social well-being as well. Among them, the poor and the marginalized, especially the women and girls, had to face the brunt of the lockdown. 50-year-old Savitri Devi lost her livelihood, and her little savings, staring at hunger i... Read More

Story resilience transformation
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

Story resilience transformation

The women of Ashapur village tell how they have been able to bounce back after floods affected their lives. The P.A.C.E. training gave them knowledge on water-borne diseases in the wake of floods, and, as a result, they were able to take preventive measures. In Khandwa’s village of Ashapur, the women who underwent the P.A.C.E. training showed their remarkable abi... Read More

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